The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents Thomas Houseago's first retrospective in France.
Now a major figure on the international art scene, sculptor and painter Thomas Houseago was born in Leeds in 1972. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2003 and his work is represented in numerous museum and private collections.
His use of materials including wood, plaster, iron and bronze, makes him part of a tradition in sculpture – Henry Moore, Georg Baselitz, Bruce Nauman – focusing on the human figure in space.
Almost Human follows the ongoing evolution of Houseago's work from the 1990s to present. In addition, the exhibition will include Striding Figure II (Ghost), a monumental work in bronze installed on the museum’s esplanade.
From 15 March to 14 July 2019
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson
During renovation works in the museum, the entrance is : 12-14 avenue de New York 75116 Paris – Métro Alma- Marceau/Iéna.
Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 6pm. Late opening on Thursdays until 10pm.
Tickets €10 , discount €8
Thomas Houseago, Sitting nude, 2006. Tuf-cal, chanvre, fer 137,2 x 94 x 88,9 cm Rubell Family Collection © Thomas Houseago © ADAGP, Paris, 2019
Photo : Joshua White
Thomas Houseago, Cast Studio (stage, chairs, bed, mound, cave, bath, grave), 2018 Tuf-Cal, chanvre, fer à béton 124,5 x 538,5 x 309,9 cm Courtesy de l’artiste, Los Angeles
© Muna El Fituri